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Katy Trail - Smith Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #107705

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Smith Creek on the Katy Trail
Location
Warren County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of Katy Trail State Park
History
Built 1910
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 195.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.66022, -91.24156   (decimal degrees)
38°39'37" N, 91°14'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/652997/4280538 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Treloar
Inventory number
BH 22772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 21, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 10, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Smith Creek Katy Trail Bridge
Posted January 23, 2008, by Myself

It is so nice with what they are doing with these bridges.

restoring them, bringing them back to use.

I mean, you think about it, alot of people did hard work to build these bridges, and not just the Katy Trail bridges, but all truss bridges that were ever built.

It is insane to leave a bridge that so many people worked hard to make, just sit, rust and rot away to nothing.

I am glad the Katy Trail is doing this, they are saving fine works of art, these bridges and tunnels need to be restored, and put back in use.

Thanks to www.bridgehunter.com and The Katy Trail for doing all this to keep these bridges and tunnels famous.